Walden’s online M.S. in Information Technology program is designed to help you progressively build a 21st-century IT career—from the foundational skills required to enter the field to the specialized expertise needed for senior-level IT positions.

Designed with input from IT industry leaders and employers, the M.S. in Information Technology program offers core courses to help you develop essential programming, networking, and database management and development skills. After completing these core courses, you can then pursue one of four specializations that provide the advanced training required for senior positions in the in-demand fields of health informatics, cybersecurity, information systems, or software engineering.

Throughout the program, virtual labs and hands-on applications help you gain the real-world technical, communications, and collaboration skills demanded by today’s employers.

Recently redesigned to help you gain highly marketable skills more quickly and affordably, the M.S. in Information Technology program enables you to earn a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems upon completing your first four courses* and your master’s degree in as little as 20 months.

*To receive the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, you must satisfactorily complete ITEC 6111, ITEC 6115, ITEC 6140, and ITEC 6030 and apply for the certificate, which is awarded at no additional cost.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.

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Walden’s M.S. in Information Technology program offers a variety of specializations to help you meet your personal and professional goals.

 

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Health Infomatics

The fast-growing field of health informatics focuses on applying IT-based innovations to reduce medical costs and improve the delivery of patient care. The Health Informatics specialization helps prepare you to take an active role in designing, building, and supporting the complex information systems required in today’s healthcare organizations.

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
    • Core courses (12 sem. cr.)
    • Specialization courses (18 sem. cr.)

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

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Information Assurance and Cybersecurity 

From ensuring the privacy of our healthcare information to defending financial institutions from breach, information security professionals are in growing demand.*

In this specialization, you will learn techniques for detecting threats and protecting and defending resources against attacks, the security governance structures organizations use to manage IT-related risks, and legally sound methods for investigating and responding to security breaches. You will also explore ethical considerations and the organizational and human factors that affect cyber security.

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
    • Core courses (12 sem. cr.)
    • Specialization courses (18 sem. cr.)

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

*According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 37 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.” On the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm (viewed online February 16, 2014). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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Specialization Courses

Information Systems 

The Information Systems specialization can help you gain the skills you need to transition into a new career in the high-growth fields of information systems and technology. Learn to create IT solutions that meet strategic organizational needs, integrate IT solutions and business processes, and apply best practices to software construction tasks.

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
    • Core courses (12 sem. cr.)
    • Specialization courses (18 sem. cr.)

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

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Specialization Courses

Software Engineering 

The Software Engineering specialization prepares you to develop the technology solutions organizations need to solve problems, seize new opportunities, and leverage their full potential. Learn to create complex, high-quality software products on time and on budget. Discover the relationship between process and product quality. Explore the quality, cost, and effectiveness of alternative software design techniques and take the opportunity to learn to apply proven software engineering design principles. 

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
    • Core courses (12 sem. cr.)
    • Specialization courses (18 sem. cr.)

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Core Courses

Specialization Courses

Curriculum Component Requirements  Cost  Total* 
Tuition 30 total semester credit hours  $765 per semester hour 

$22,950

Books and Materials Estimated costs  included

$0

Technology Fee  Per semester

$160

$800

   

Total

$23,750

   

Transfer up to 15 credits 

$11,795

   

Total with Transfer Credits

$11,955

* Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee and books and supplies as related to reduced number of courses over time.

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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Rapid advancements in technologies, new business opportunities for leveraging technology applications, and the anticipated retirement of many senior-level information technology professionals are factors contributing to the growing demand for technology talent. Employment of computer and system administrators, computer system analysts, and computer information systems managers is expected to grow by 25% from 2008 to 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The M.S. in Information Technology can help you prepare for senior-level or leadership positions in engineering, programming, security, and systems architecture, including positions in:

Computer software engineering

  • Computer software engineer, applications
  • Computer software engineer, systems software
  • Database designer/architect

Information technology security

  • Information technology security analyst
  • Network security analyst
  • Information technology business analyst
  • Technology risk manager

Network/systems administration

Programming

  • Computer programmer
  • Database programmer
  • Application programmer
  • Systems programmer

Technology analysis

Earn your M.S. in Information Technology with a program that:

  • Provides the opportunity to create computer systems that make meaningful contributions to your organization.
  • Enables you to evaluate alternative information technology approaches that can give your organization a competitive advantage.
  • Takes advantage of the online environment and virtual laboratories to give you practical skills working with geographically dispersed, multidisciplinary teams.
  • Responds to the needs of employers in the information technology field.

When you choose Walden’s Master’s in Information Technology program, you can benefit from the flexibility of online learning and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn.

Find out more about what defines Walden’s M.S. in Information Technology program:

Transfer of Credits

You may be able to apply credit toward the M.S. in Information Technology program when you successfully complete one of the following bachelor’s degree programs:

You may be able to apply credit toward the M.S. in Information Technology if you successfully complete Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Information Systems.

Which Technology Program Is Right for You?

When selecting from among Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, M.S. in Information Technology, Master of Information Systems Management, and Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.) programs, consider your experience and your career aspirations.

The Doctor of Information Technology program may be your best choice if you want to:

  • Lead your organization in solving critical information technology-related challenges.
  • Conduct and analyze research to help your organization identify trends and opportunities.
  • Prepare for a senior-level position in industry or academia, including chief technology officer, chief information officer, information technology strategist, faculty or researcher.

The Master of Information Systems Management may be your best choice if you want to:

  • Develop the management and technical skills required to become an IT leader at the senior management level.
  • Learn to use computer-based information systems to enhance decision making and organizational effectiveness.
  • Gain technical experience and build skills with programming languages and managing information systems.

The M.S. in Information Technology may be your best choice if you want to:

  • Develop advanced specialized skills in areas such as cybersecurity, software engineering, health informatics, or information systems.
  • Learn to create, maintain, and secure information systems that are critical to today’s businesses, institutions, and government agencies.
  • Pursue senior-level or management careers in information technology.

The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems may be your best choice if you want to:

  • Develop the skills required to enter the IT and information systems field.
  • Learn the basic networking, programming, and database management skills in demand by employers.
  • Earn credits that may be applied toward the Master of Information Systems Management or M.S. in Information Technology program.

In our MS in Information Technology program, you will work with expert faculty members who are scholars and leaders in their fields. Some of the esteemed faculty members in this program include:

Kathleen Hargiss

Kathleen Hargiss
Ph.D., University of South Florida; M.B.A., University of Miami; M.A., Northwestern University; B.S., University of Illinois

Bhanu Kapoor

Bhanu Kapoor
Ph.D., M.S., Southern Methodist University; B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology

Gary Griffith

Gary Griffith
PhD., Walden University; M.S., National Technological University; B.S., State University of New York

 

 


Ahmed Banafa, M.S., Lehigh University; B.S., King Abdulaziz University

Karlyn A. Barilovits, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.S., Clemson University; B.S., University of North Carolina at Asheville

Manuel Bermudez, Ph.D., University of California; B.S., University of Costa Rica

Bharat Bhargava, Ph.D., Purdue University

Steven V. Case, Ph.D., M.S., Nova Southeastern University; B.S., University of Minnesota

Alan Dawson, M.S., National Technological University; B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology

Bob Duhainy, Ph.D., Walden University; M.S., Southern Methodist University

Amr Elchouemi, Ph.D., M.S., University of Louisiana at Lafayette; M.S., B.S., Alexandria University, Egypt

Rosario Feghali, Ph.D., University of Quebec; M.B.A., Concordia University; B.S., Saint Joseph University, Lebanon

Michael Kolta, M.B.A., University of Phoenix; B.S., Florida International University

Bendick Mahleko, Ph.D., Technische Universität Darmstadt; M.S.C., B.S.C., National University of Science and Technology

Michael McGivern, Ph.D., Walden University; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; B.S., Central Connecticut State University

Suzanne Mello-Stark, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island; M.B.A., Babson College; B.S., University of Rhode Island

Manouchehr H. Moradi, Ph.D., M.S., University of Southern California; B.S., Tehran University

Michael Orsega, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.A., University of Georgia; B.S., The Pennsylvania State University

Chad Peiper, Ph.D., M.S., University of Illinois

Constantinos Phanouriou, Ph.D., M.S., B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Doyle Phillips, M.S., National Technological University; B.S., Texas A&M University at Commerce

Andre Rosenthal, M.B.A., University of Phoenix; B.S., Florida International University

Michael R. Schmidt, M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.S., National Technological University; B.S., San Jose State University

Mukesh Srivastava, D.B.A., University of Surrey, England; M.B.A., Jackson State University; M.S., Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India; B.S., Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, India

Bin Xie, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.Eng., B.Eng., Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Apply core information technology principles and practices.
  2. Apply best software engineering principles and practices to develop and maintain stable, secure, scalable, and maintainable software.
  3. Work in geographically dispersed teams to produce effective solutions to complex information technology problems.
  4. Recommend appropriate information technology solutions based on organizational needs and an evaluation of alternatives.
  5. Identify and discuss professional, individual, organizational, societal, and regulatory implications of information systems and technology.
  6. Select technologies, policies, and procedures to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and IT systems.

For assistance in deciding which online degree program fits your goals, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.